Sacred Poets America & England 1849 Griswold beautiful leather book w/ engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Sacred Poets of England and America, for Three Centuries, ed. by Rufus Griswold.
Published 1849, New York, D. Appleton & Company.
552 pages. Text in English. Five full page steel engraved plates.
Period decorative gift binding, raised bands, intricate gilt decorated compartments and titles, board edges and turn ins gilt patterned, all edges gilt.
Gorgeous survival, far nicer than typical for deluxe full leather gift bindings of this era.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, leather is supple, gilt bright. Interior contents clean and bright, with minor age spotting throughout. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Lovely antiquarian survival with a beautiful shelf appearance.
Book measures: 9 1/2" H X 6 1/2" W.